Wisden is publishing a new book in March 2014 called “Elk stopped play and other tales from Wisden’s ‘Cricket Round the World'”, which commemorates 20 years of the Cricket Round the World feature. Cricket in Austria is acknowledged in the introduction, and the 1998 Almanack entry for Austria is reprinted – highlighting Seebarn and Velden’s grounds. Also there is a mention of VCC’s participation in the European Club Championship back in 1993 as part of the feature on Cricket in Italy. A review of the book will soon be appearing on a cricket website near you.
Vienna CC lost their semi-final against eventual tournament winners, Austria CC Wien in Graz. In the final, ACC beat hosts Afghan Steiermark CC to take the trophy. ACC’s Shivam Subhash was awarded the trophy for best bowler, while Shadnan Afridi (ASCC) collected the award for the best batsman. Vienna CC’s attentions will now turn to the VCC Wintercup, taking place in Vienna on 22-23 February 2014, with Vienna CC and UCC Seebarn being joined by Lords CC, CC Bayern München, Warsaw CC, Wansted CC, Failand & Portbury CC and Touregs CS.
The date for the AGM of the Austrian Cricket Association has been set for Saturday 1 March 2014, from 11:00-15:00. The meeting will be held at in the 2nd floor of the Sportgymnasium, Rochusgasse 3-5, A-1030 Vienna. The club will be represented at the meeting, which is important with regard to many issues surrounding cricket in Austria.
In their final group A fixture at the Masala Trophy, Vienna CC defeated CC Velden 91, to proceed to the semi-finals of the competition, where they will play against Austria CC Wien. ACC Wien finished top of group B, with Cricketer CC finishing as runners-up, so hosts Afghan Steiermark CC, who finished top of group A ahead of VCC will play Cricketer CC in the first semi-final.
Captain Benji reports that Vienna CC were narrowly defeated by Afghan Steiermark by 1 wicket in the team’s second game vs ASCC, with Adnan Shafridi surviving a huge LBW shout to steer ASCC home by 1 wicket. Continue reading “VCC lose to hosts ASCC by one wicket in Masala Trophy”
Here is a complete list of the winners of the Vienna CC Wintercup since 1987. Originally (until 1991) the tournament was a purely Austrian event. Since 1992 foreign teams have also competed at the Wintercup. Continue reading “Vienna CC Wintercup – Winners 1987-present”
The 2014 Vienna CC Wintercup will again be held at the sports hall of the BG/BRG Geringergasse in Vienna’s 11th district. Players are advised that outdoor shoes should not be worn on the parquet surface. The video clip below will help acquaint players who have not yet played in the venue with its layout.